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Live In Japan

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Live In Japan
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Released: 1977. Digitally remastered re-release, 2003.

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"...even if you have this on CD, (I retired my other copies,) you would do yourself a favor by adding these to your collections, new packaging, cleaned up tracks, it's pretty cool!"

After a fantastic response for the first two Runaways re-issues, The Runaways and Queens Of Noise, Cherry Red will be releasing Live In Japan and Waitin' For The Night, The Runaways third and fourth albums, on the 17th of November.

"Perhaps the very best from an era of classic rock live albums. Includes essential tracks "I Wonder Were The Boys Are" and "All Right You Guys," not on the studio LPs" --Robert Coyne on Live in Japan, Rough Guide To Rock

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Critically acclaimed but never receiving their due, The Runaways were formed in Hollywood in 1975, with the help of music svengali/producer Kim Fowley, becoming the first all female rock and roll band to actually make an impression on the record buying public and musicians alike - although more so now than then! Originally not released in the UK or US and only available on import, Live in Japan (CDMRED 241) was recorded in 1977 during the girls sold out arena tour! By this time The Runaways had become genuine superstars in Japan and this album, which boasted superior sound quality (by '70s standards) and explosive, uninhibited versions of "You Drive Me Wild," "Cherry Bomb," "California Paradise," and other hard rock pearls only proves to serve their worth. With the line up still the same, just before Jackie and then Cherie were to leave the band the girls were on top form, making this one of the best live rock albums of the 1970s! Except for a handful of bootlegs, Live In Japan is the only documentation of The Runaways on stage!

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